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Downtown Austin Tacodeli To Open in Early 2019

Austinites are no stranger to tacos, specifically Tacodeli tacos! Tacodeli, the new-school Austin-born taco chain is set to open its first downtown restaurant early 2019. The newest addition to the popular chain will be much like the other locations and will serve tacos for breakfast and lunch until 3 p.m. 

Tacodeli chef and founder Roberto Espinosa and partner Eric Wilkerson opened the first restaurant in 1999 on Barton Skyway and Spyglass Drive and grew with more locations.  The Spyglass location is a mile down the road from our office, feel free to stop by on your way to get some delicious tacos, we love visitors! 

The new downtown Austin location is the sixth Austin restaurant, and there are restaurants in Dallas, Houston, and Plano. It’s also working on a restaurant within the Austin Bergstrom-International Airport. Be sure to check out these Austin-native tacos this summer, the answer is always tacos! 

CAIN TEAM FAVORITE: Shrimposito, Grilled Texas Gulf Shrimp, chipotle-sesame adobo, queso fresco, avocado


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Join us this Saturday for a Charming Oak Hill Condo Open House

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Join us this Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 11 AM - 1 PM for your opportunity to view this charming Oak Hill Condo.

6718 Silvermine Drive. #901

$169,997 | 1,062 Sq.Ft | 2 Bed | 2 Bath


Amazing condo in a great location. Airy open floor plan, tile and wood floors, many updates! Located near Y at Oak Hill offers easy access to downtown, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, and other Greater Austin Areas. From the private patio to the easy flowing living/dining spaces along with the community pool, ample area for friends and family to gather. You are going to love your new home!

Click here to learn more about this amazing Southwest Austin Condo!

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Amazing Oak Hill Condo For Sale

6718 Silvermine Drive. #901

$169,997 | 1,062 Sq.Ft | 2 Bed | 2 Bath


Amazing condo in a great location. Airy open floor plan, tile and wood floors, many updates! Located near Y at Oak Hill offers easy access to downtown, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, and other Greater Austin Areas. From the private patio to the easy flowing living/dining spaces along with the community pool, ample area for friends and family to gather. You are going to love your new home!

Click here to learn more about this amazing Southwest Austin Condo!

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Condo Of The Week: Pease Place Condos

About Pease Place Condos

Pease Place Condos is a modern mid-rise condominium building carefully designed and engineered with green living in mind. This private-gated complex offers the best in renewable living. It boasts of energy efficient features such as solar-paneled roof, 100% LED lighting, tankless water heaters, and low-e windows.

Pease Place features traditional stucco and limestone exteriors, high-end finishes, and efficient floor plans. It offers studio-type and 1-2 bedroom units ranging from 440-1100 square-feet. Unique features include specially processed bamboo hardwood flooring, recycled plastic bottle carpeting and solar system individually metered to each unit. Amenities include gated entry, charming communal gardens, elevator, controlled access and garage parking.

This community is nestled within the historic Old West Austin Neighborhood which was selected by the American Planning Association as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods in America. The Old West Austin Historic District is comprised of three neighborhoods, developed between 1886 and 1953, located west of Downtown Austin: Old Enfield, Pemberton Heights, and Bryker Woods.

The Pease Place Condos is conveniently located between Mopac and Downtown Austin, minutes away from North Lamar Boulevard where local Austin favorites like Whole Foods Market can be found. Residents can walk to local restaurants or café like Cipollina or Galaxy Café. Pease District Park is an urban park featuring hike and bike trails, picnic space, disc golf course, basketball courts, volleyball courts and the annual Eeyore's Birthday Party event....

Join us for a Southwest Austin Condo Open House

Join us this Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 1-4 PM for a Southwest Austin Condo Open House. This spacious end unit is located in the ever popular Laurels at Legend Oaks Community and is conveniently located near an abundance of shopping, dining and entertainment options. The condo features vaulted ceilings, a floor to ceiling fireplace and a nice-sized kitchen open to the living and dining areas. All of the rooms are well-sized, and the spacious flex room upstairs would make the perfect game room or home office. The private backyard features lots of greenery and a quaint covered porch.  


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North Austin Town home For Sale

If you are looking to purchase a condo in North Austin, why not expand your search into a townhome? You can get the condo feel in the comfort of a single family home! Learn more about this North Austin Townhouse below. 

6425 Westside Drive, Austin, TX 78731 | 1,476 Sq.Ft. | 2 Beds | 3 Baths

Amazing and rare opportunity to own a tastefully remodeled home in the established Northwest Hills community for under $350K! 6421 Westside is also available, own the entire building! Recent $35,000 renovation includes updated bathrooms, wood laminate flooring, new carpet, fresh paint, refreshed cabinets & more! Home also includes a private covered patio, two car carport, galley style kitchen, upgraded windows & more. Award-winning schools, close to shopping & entertainment & just a few mins to DT Austin!

Property Type: Townhouse
MLS #:9961204
Year Built:1975
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Condo of the Week: Spring Condos

Spring Condos is Austin's first "Point Tower" with 44 floors of residential and shared use space located in the hip Market District of Austin.  Spring stands 132 m (433 ft.) over west Austin. It was designed by Vancouver–based architect Foad Rafii.

The Spring is one of the most popular condo buildings in Downtown Austin. It offers its residents unmatched privacy, maximized floor plans, and amazing corner views from almost every unit in the building. One, two, and three bedroom homes feature hardwood floors, carpeted bedrooms, modern kitchens with granite countertops and high-end appliances. Each unit makes the most of the views with large floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and private terraces.

This skyscraper features a handful of amenities. There is a resort style pool at the rooftop with outdoor kitchen and dining. Two guest suites are available for visiting friends or family. Other amenities include a fitness center, full-service concierge, club room, meeting room, and a welcoming resident’s lounge.

Conveniently located in the downtown Austin area, it is within walking distance to Town Lake, ACL, Whole Foods grocery store, the hike and bike trail, and the beautiful Lady Bird Lake.  Spring Condos offers a true urban living experience close to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.

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Eli Manning Sells Condo for Highest Price Ever in Hoboken, NJ

The Giant's starting quarterback sold his waterfront home in Hoboken, NJ for $3.55 million - a record-breaking price for the area. This is the most expensive price anyone had paid for a condo in the city's history. The second most expensive residential sale was $3.3 million back in 2015.  

This stunning three bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home in Frank Sinatra's old "hood is in the Hudson Tea Building," which was once the headquarters and factory for ever-popular Lipton Tea. The condo features 10-by-12 foot windows that overlook the Hudson River, a state of the art chef's kitchen, and a master suite wing. 

Manning and wife, Abby McGrew have lived in the condo since 2008 when they moved to accommodate their expanding family. This posh pad has a famous history including, former Giants star Jeremy Shockey, "The Bachelor" star Jesse Palmer, boxer Arturo Gatti and an ex-NJ governor and ex-senator Jon Corzine. 

Are you looking for a Condo in the Austin Area? The Austin real estate market is full of condominiums all vying for the attention of buyers. Our team specializes in condominium listings and sales, and we’re here to help you sort it all out. There’s a lot more to getting the right Austin condo at the best price and without hassles than just loving the floor plan and the view.

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Thinking of buying a Austin area Condo?

Condos aren’t for everyone, but you’ll find that there are a whole lot of people very satisfied with their condominium lifestyle in the Austin real estate market. We wanted to highlight a few things here as tips about a condo lifestyle and whether it’s for you instead of a detached single family home.

It’s not maintenance–free, but it’s close! The condominium association pays for and supervises the exterior maintenance and repairs to all units and common areas. You won’t be mowing the lawn on a beautiful Saturday morning.

You save money on some things. The association normally covers water, sewer, common area and exterior upkeep, and trash services. The fees you pay are normally less than you’d pay individually for these things. You only pay for interior walls and personal belongings insurance, as the association pays to ensure the structures.

You do trade off some control and decision–making ability. There will be rules to keep the exterior look uniform throughout the project, and there will be limits to what you can do to the inside of your unit as well.

Neighbors are closer. With units having common walls, there is more opportunity to get to know your neighbors. The common areas will provide enjoyment for all, but some sharing is necessary.

You have a voice with your vote. As a member of the condo association as an owner, you can participate in decisions that influence your property and how you enjoy your ownership.

Let The Cain Team help you with more information about condominium ownership in the Austin real estate market.

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Condo of the Week: Plaza Lofts

PLAZA LOFTS

The Plaza Lofts is a 12-story high-rise condominium at the corner of Guadalupe and W. 5th Street. Developed in 2002, the Plaza was awarded a 4-star rating by the Austin Green Building Program for its eco-friendly design.

The Plaza houses 60 luxury condominium units ranging from 900 to 2,300 square feet in size. Available in studio type and 1-2 bedroom design, buyers can choose from various floor plans that come with elegant interior finishes like granite countertops and backsplashes, flush panel cabinetry with hidden hinges, modern lighting fixtures, ceramic tile showers and double vanities in the master bath. The units feature 11-13 foot high ceilings, stained concrete floors and oversized, private balconies that provide incredible views of the city.

Building amenities include on-site gym, rooftop pool, covered terrace, secured parking garage, elegant resident lobby and controlled and monitored building access, including entry camera closed-circuited to each unit. The Plaza Lofts’ proximity to the Central Business District, the downtown nightlife and Lady Bird Lake makes it the perfect home for those that value luxury and want to be in the middle of it all: dining, arts and recreation.

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Condo of the week: Milago Condos

About Milago Condos 

Milago Condos is not your ordinary urban dwelling in downtown Austin. Situated near Lady Bird Lake and all the exciting spots in the area, the development is a popular choice among urban dwellers who want to live as close to nature as they can. Located at the end of Rainey Street near Town Lake Trail, this 2006 development boasts of its own fitness center, rooftop pool, lounge, and a scenic third-floor terrace with spectacular views of the park and the lake. Milago Condos are priced between $270,000 to $1,000,000, depending on the unit size and the views. With flexible floor plans, buyers can choose from studio-sized condos to 3-bedroom penthouse units. All units enjoy views of downtown, the park, and the Lady Bird Lake.

Milago Condos residents can easily enjoy a healthy morning or afternoon stroll; the Town Lake Trails are just a stone’s throw away. Kayaking at the lake is a common recreational activity in the area, as well as enjoying a game of Frisbee at Zilker Park. If urban fun is what you are looking for, Rainey Street can provide your dining, entertainment, and shopping needs. 

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Condo of the week: 904 West Condos

About 904 West Condos 

904 West Condos is an eco-friendly condo development project in Central Austin that boasts of individually-metered rooftop solar panels, residential units that use 100% LED lighting and tankless water heaters that service every unit in the project. 904 West boasts of its one-bedroom residential units with their modern hardwood floors, granite countertops, and walk-in closets. 904 West also has offices available for lease, servicing SME’s looking for a strategic location in downtown Austin. 904 West takes pride in its warm and homey atmosphere, modern interiors, landscaped gardens, and a well-maintained community pool for its residents.

 

Its convenient location makes it a favorite among young families and professionals, thanks to its easy access to the business district and the nature parks in the area. Duncan Park is just a stone’s throw away, offering a temporary respite from the bustling city life. Residents can jog through Shoal Creek Trail and pass by scenic Lady Bird Lake. 904 West is also close to shopping and dining options like Whole Foods. All in all, 904 West presents an eco-friendly abode to residents looking for a home in the city. You can visit 904 West along West Avenue between 10th Street and 9th Street. ...

What is the 'Full House' home up to these days?

Cain TeamWith the Netflix spinoff of Full House, "Fuller House" in full swing, the crazy is all the same! Realtor.com decided to take a closer look at how the famous home has been doing and who the possible owners were. 

The gorgeous Victorian, whose exterior appears in the opening credits for "Full/Fuller House," is located at 1709 Broderick Street in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Even though the show is filmed entirely in a studio elsewhere, the home has gained quite the drawings of fans over the years.

The interest in the home has since then rocketed since the sale of the home to the new owner, Jeff Franklin, the producer of both "Full House" and "Fuller House." Jeff purchased the home in April 2016 and set forth plans to renovate the interior to finally match the set. Jeff was said to have various ideas with the course of the renovation, to possibly use it to film new footage of "Fuller House", or stage a sleepover for the cast, or just maybe rent of out the place.

Since the initial renovation interest, the plan has been granted although, there are some not to happy neighbors in the mix. Two of Franklins neighbors have recently filed a request for a "discretionary review" hearing, which could throw a wrench in moving forward. The surrounding neighbors are concerned that the reno plans might make the neighborhood even more overrun than ever. 

Franklin “is a Hollywood producer who has bought the house for commercial purposes—promoting it as a fan destination, using it for promotional events and filming at the house,” complained neighbor Carla Hashagan in the ...

Condo of the Week: Brazos Place Condos

About Brazos Place

Brazos Place is a 14-floor high-rise located at 8th and Brazos in exciting Downtown Austin. Completed in 2008, Brazos Place Condos, or lofts rather, feature concrete floors, exposed ceilings, and the most upscale and current interiors around. Brazos Place lofts vary from studio-sized (378 square feet) to 3-bedroom penthouses and are priced anywhere from $250K to $1.5M, depending on their size. Just a few blocks from the Texas Capitol, Brazos Place residents live in and near some of the most historic areas in Texas.

Apart from the rich history surrounding Brazos Place, residents can also take advantage of the nearby entertainment, retail, and dining—some of the best in town. With Stubb’s Barbeque, a popular concert venue and restaurant, the Alamo Drafthouse on 6th St, and some of Austin’s finest art galleries close by, Brazos Place residents will never have to travel far for a good time. Amid the history and exhilarating atmosphere of its surroundings, Brazos Place offers one of the best places from which to enjoy all that Downtown Austin has to offer. Brazos Place is located at the intersection of Brazos Street and 8th Street. The zip code for Brazos Place is 78701.

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New Orleans to Build New Crop of high-end Condos

After years of touring apartments, John and Kim Andrews of Laguna Hills were soon to give up on finding a spot in their beloved New Orleans area.  The Andrews typically looked in industrial buildings and had yet to find anything that really knocked them out.

The couple recently walked by the sales office of the Standard, still under construction. The building, designed by Morris Adjmi, offers 89 luxury condos, an outdoor pool, outdoor kitchens, a concierge, and covered parking. This property included features that reminded Mr. Andrews of the properties in New York or Los Angeles. They signed a contract for a 1,407-square-foot two-bedroom with two baths for just over $1.1 million. 

For the first time, New Orleans has a critical mass of luxury condos set to enter the market, deluxe finishes and amenities included. 

"Developers—some local business people relatively new to real estate—are betting they can lure a more discerning, affluent buyer: empty nesters shedding suburban houses for the city’s walkable downtown, and newcomers ready to buy into the Big Easy’s eclectic lifestyle."

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Condo of the Week: Shore Condos

The Shore is a 22-story luxury high-rise condominium located in Austin’s Rainey Street District with panoramic views of the Colorado River and the twinkling lights of Austin’s city skyline. This 192 unit condo tower offers studio and 1-2 bedroom units averaging 1,200 square feet in size. 

It is an urban oasis surrounded by tranquil green spaces and has one of the most beautiful outdoor living areas in Downtown Austin. It is within walking distance of Lady Bird Lake and Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail. Lakeside recreation and classic Austin city life is available right at the building’s doorstep.

The Shore offers residents amenities suitable to the finest resort. In-house amenities include 24-hour security, a luxurious lobby, controlled-access parking, a spacious outdoor terrace with a calming lap pool, and a top-of-the-line fitness center. This environmentally-friendly building is certified by the Austin Green Building Program.

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AISD sells HQ site and Baker Center for $53 million in Land Sales

Austin Independent School District is selling its headquarters campus on West 6th Street to an active local developer and plans to move its administrative offices to a building outside of downtown on South I-35. 

Downtown Austin Aerial view

AISD trustees voted Monday night to sell the Carruth Administration Center at 1111 W. Sixth to Schlosser Development Co. for $35.5, according to multiple media reports. The company executives plan to redevelop the existing buildings - more than 158,000 square feet of office and residential space across five buildings. It has also been rumored that the company could potentially demolish the buildings and construct something new from the ground up. 

Fortunately, the property isn't in Capitol view corridor that would limit building heights. Schlosser is busy in the downtown Austin Area, as they are putting finishing touches on the Shoal Creek Walk office tower three blocks east. 

Other land sales approved Monday by AISD:

• $3 million, former Millett Opera House (home of the Austin Club) at 110 E. Ninth St. to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Historic Millett Opera House

• $1.96 million, eight acres at the southeast corner of Tannehill Lane and Jackie Robinson Street to city of Austin

• $920,000, 1.2...

South West Austin Condo Just Listed!

6718 Silvermine Dr #901 Austin, TX 78736

$169,997 | 1,072 Sq.Ft. | 2 Beds | 2 Baths

6718 Silvermine Drive

Awesome condo in a great location. Airy open floor plan, tile and wood floors, many updates! Located near Y at Oak Hill offering easy access to downtown, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, and other Greater Austin Areas. From the private patio to the easy flowing living/dining spaces along with the community pool, ample areas for friends and family to gather. You're going to love your new home!

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TxDOT Considers Adding 2 Toll Lanes to I-35

In an effort to assist with congestion on Interstate 35 through downtown Austin, the Texas Department of Transportation is looking at adding two managed express lanes, where fees are increased during heavy traffic and lowered during light traffic, in each direction.

Local officials announced the $8 billion project, titled Capital Express, at the Austin Chamber of Commerce Regional Growth Summit meeting Monday. The toll lanes are expressed to be very similar to Mopac's single express lane. TxDOT Public Information Officer Diann Hodges said the express lane would stretch 33 miles from RM 1431 in Round Rock to SH 45 Southeast near Buda.

The main concern is the congestion in downtown. "Because of the constraints and the fact that we cannot widen the roadway, we're actually going to go down," said Hodges. 

Along with adding two additional lanes, TxDOT said I-35 through downtown Austin would be lowered, and it is possible that the plan could involve removing the upper decks that stretch from Martin Luther King Boulevard and Airport Boulevard. 

"We only get one shot to rebuild and improve I-35 through downtown Austin, so we have to do as much as is reasonable within the existing footprint to enhance mobility and lower it," said Senator Kirk Watson.

Many were thrown off by the decision to create toll lanes rather than general purpose lanes. TxDOT said that if that were the case, the lanes would clog quickly. 

"This is a way to kind of control that traffic," said Diann Hodges. "Provide some relief to those general purpose lanes but also provide those who may need to get somewhere in a hurry, that opportunity."

Before this project will begin, the public will input from previous I-35 meetings will be taken into account as well as an environmental study. The...

Condo of the Week: Sabine Condos

Sabine Condos

The Sabine On 5th Condos is a former iconic office building in downtown Austin recently renovated and repurposed into residences. It is located on the banks of Waller Creek, between 5th Street and 6th Street. This unique location gives Sabine Condos distinct views of the State Capitol, University of Texas, Lady Bird Lake, and the Hill Country.

Sabine Condos houses 80 units with floor plans ranging from one-bedroom units, 600 square feet,   to two-bedrooms with 1400 square feet. It features stained concrete floors, massive windows, soaring 11' ceilings, stainless steel appliances, maple cabinetry and contemporary kitchens and baths with stunning glass tiles.

The building is close to chic cafes, museums, theaters, and a variety of Austin venues, perfectly blending prestige with trendiness, luxury with affordability. It is adjacent to the Red River District, with 3 blocks of live music venues and close to the famous 2nd Street District with a wide range of restaurants, shops, outdoor cafes, museums and outdoor activities in the nearby Town Lake complex.

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